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#31 designer88

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:28 PM

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Mmm ... negative camber ... ;) ... I've just got some of that ...



Ouch :wub:


Nice!! how did this happen??

#32 warning634

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:56 AM

Hi all

A bit more work carried out on the mini thhis weekend, got all of the cage in place ready to get every thing marked up for drilling and welding.

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I'm not looking forward to drilling all of the holes in the door/dash bar sleeve's, thats about 44 holes I have to drill >_<

Thanks to Mark for the subframe. I did a spot of welding this weekend as well, I copied some of the subframe strengthening pictures from the Bill Sollis book

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(please not comments on my welding lol)

A few more bits turned up, like these weld in seat mounts

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Any way cheers for now.

Kevin

#33 mini_mad69

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:32 PM

Hi all

A bit more work carried out on the mini thhis weekend


Any way cheers for now.

Kevin




It's looking great, keep it up mate.


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:01 AM

Hi all

right then I have now completed the subframe and toparms, finished off in tough coat black paint. I also rebuilt my hubs and calipers.

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I should have it as a rolling shell by this weekend.

Then I will rip the rear subframe out!

Cheers

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#35 lewis

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:08 PM

are those mambas i spy... :) im fitting the same wheels to my mini

looks great kevin, i will still have to come round and have a look sometime

Lewis

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:35 PM

Subframe strengthening looks good, but did you do the most important bit - the tie bar mounts? These are notorious for tearing away in competition cars.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:59 PM

are those mambas i spy... :) im fitting the same wheels to my mini

looks great kevin, i will still have to come round and have a look sometime

Lewis


cheers lewis

it's getting there slowly! Feel free to come round any time mate.

Thanks

kevin

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:05 PM

Subframe strengthening looks good, but did you do the most important bit - the tie bar mounts? These are notorious for tearing away in competition cars.


hi GraemeC

I have run some extra welds around the tie bar mounts. I have got an old vizard book with a section on offroad bodyprep, it's shows a picture of a subframe with extra plates welded in under the tie bar mounts, but I just can't make them out, so if you can help out with this that would be cool.

Thanks kevin

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:19 AM

In this photo you can just make out the triangulation pieces that tie the mount back to the subframe more effectively:
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:23 AM

In this photo you can just make out the triangulation pieces that tie the mount back to the subframe more effectively:
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thanks for the picture GraemeC that is just what I need, looks like I will be breaking out the welder again!

Cheers

kevin

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:38 AM

Alright Kev

Im Back on the rock now so can I come down have a look at the car this week Glad you got some use out of that Sub frame. Did you send your motor away in the end?
Project is looking good and this car defiantly needed this attention to give it a new lease of life. Any target dates yet?

For any body who cares, Kevin owned my mini before I made it into a Z cars. I saved it! Got a picture of it Kev in all its glory?

See ya soon
Mark

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:51 PM

Hi Kev - looking good...! Weld in cage is a nightmare, did mine last summer.. (which was your old one!)

If your cage isnt welded in yet can you take a measurement of the bar accross the dashboard?? Want to know how clost it is to the A pillar bars as I have to make one..

Cage makes a huge difference to the car - a must for us serious racers..!

see you soon

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:42 AM

Hi mark and andy.

Thanks for the comments on the car. I have not sent the engine away, I have decided to save the cash and overhaul it my self (with the help of bill sollis DVD).

I will be at the garage tomorrow from about 6:30 so feel free to pop round, and andy no the cage is not yet installed, so u can take any measurments u need.

Cheers

kevin

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:57 AM

Hi again

my eBay item turned up yesterday, a nice Kad bias brake pedal assy:)

Will start to rebuild the front sub frame this evening, once I have welded on them extra bits.

Cheers
keV

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:41 AM

I have not sent the engine away, I have decided to save the cash and overhaul it my self (with the help of bill sollis DVD).

Hope you can keep a detailed photo record of this for us to drool over learn from :)




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